Okay, now that that's out of the way, welcome back for the review of the second season of Inuyasha. Since we already did introductions in the previous review you can access it by either clicking on this link here, or going down to the list of reviewed anime and clicking on the label marked "Inuyasha." In case you forgot, Inuyasha was produced by Sunrise based on the manga by Rumiko Takahashi, and is licensed in the U.S. by Viz Media. Now that we've taken care of attributions, let's head back down the well. That scattered McGuffin... ahem... I mean, those sacred jewel shards... aren't gonna wait around forever.
Kagome: Stop it with this Kikyo obsession,
you do know she's dead right? It's creeping me out!
|Sorry Sango, but from now on, any future interaction |
with your brother will automatically be labeled "trap."
|As if Naraku wasn't bad enough, now he not only |
has his own goon squad, but he made it out of himself!...
|Miroku: Sango, did you just ask me |
to ask you to bear my children?
The Tiger: Oh boy, this can only end badly.
|Epic heirloom sword: One eyeball being excruciatingly |
ripped open and opening a warp to the underworld.
Destroying an enemy even Daddy couldn't kill: Priceless.
|Uh... Kagome... the demon's dead, it's time to tell him to sit now... |
he's going after those fleeing bandits, why aren't you saying it?...
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD KAGOME! SAY THE WORD,
BEFORE HE SLAUGHTERS EVERYONE!
I don't have much more to say in terms of style and animation though I did notice a couple of poorly constructed sequences where some of the characters looked like paper cutouts on a screen (not that anime is particularly high budget filming to begin with so I'm just being snarky ^^;). Otherwise, the show is still solid and it's progressing nicely. There's also a new intro and ending introduced. "I Am" by Hitomi and "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki are both very nice pieces, the second of which may actually be one of my personal favorites out of the themes connected the series. Many of the Japanese voice actors for some of the new characters don't necessarily have huge resumes, but if you're interested in a real time capsule actor Totosai's seiyuu, Jouji Yanami has a rep sheet going back as far as 1963, playing characters like Dr. Gilmore in the Cyborg 009 anime from 1968 and Dr. Briefs in Dragonball which was made during the 1980's. (What can I say? Stuff like that interests me. ^^) The English dub continues to do it's job well, though after having seen the Japanese dub all the way through I'm actually starting to like it better. I'm still having fun, and that's what counts. See you guys next month when we get into season 3.
Images taken from Inuyasha.